Anxiety can be a complex picture. At least it feels that way. Anxiety is not a simple emotion. In fact, it is a basket full of fears, and fear can be wrapped up with all kinds of storylines and patterns.
Anxiety is not exactly a health catalyst. It can erode our lives not all at once, but gradually through time if unattended.
I want to share my simple view of how to transform anxiety. There is a short-form answer and a long-form of course. If you want to know the short-form it is this: feel and attend to it, and it will naturally dissipate itself.
“What?!” you say! “How can it be this easy?! I’ve lived with it for years!”
Actually this is exactly the thinking that can prevent unraveling it. You’ll see why in a minute. And you’ll see why you may have it because you’ll see that it has much to do with our relationship to it more than anything.
For all of the big thinkers and anti-reductionist thinking proponents, I’ll provide the long-form answer next and hopefully by the end of reading this, you’ll have a strong sense of how to manage it so that you can get back to thriving and living a joy-filled life.